These two articles from the Adobe Experience Design team give some nice tips you may not know about Photoshop and Lightroom.
10 Things Your Mother Should Have Told You about Photoshop
Several years ago, we ran a longitudinal study of home users and Photoshop. We gave them a box of the product and then visited them every few weeks to see how they were progressing. Based on that study and our continued visits with home users, here are the top ten things that can help you get more of the power, flexibility and efficiency out of Photoshop for your personal photography. (BTW, this advice has been updated to Photoshop CS4, so if you don’t know what we are referring to, it may be a feature not found in your current version!).
8 Things Your Mother Should Have Told You about Lightroom
Last year, we ran a study on 75 new home users of Lightroom and listened in as they tried to work with their photos. From that, we’ve distilled the top eight things that can help you get more quickly set up and working with your images with Lightroom.